Explore the people and events that shaped Charm City

Baltimore: Persons and Places

Mark N. Ozer

Who? Where? When? and Why? These are the questions to be answered when exploring Baltimore. A great port on the east coast connected to the Mid-west; it was also a major industrial city. The Gateway to the South, it is both a southern and northern city, split during the Civil War and for the next one hundred years. It was unique among American cities as a home for the Great Migrations of both blacks and whites in both the 19th and 20th centuries. It still remains a place “for good living,” where the grittiness of its people offer hope for its redemption in the 21st century.

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“This book is an introduction and an invitation to further study of Charm City. Baltimore: Persons and Places both informs and entertains. It introduces readers to the significant people and events that have shaped the city from its beginnings to the current age.”—Jeff Korman, Maryland Department Manager/Enoch Pratt Free Library/Maryland’s State Library.

“Mark Ozer’s new book shines a concentrated light on everything from Baltimore’s best-known historical figures to its least-known neighborhoods to analyze the people and events that have made ‘The Big Crab’ what it is today.” Francis P. O’Neill/ Reference Librarian/ Maryland Historical Society

Table of Contents

  • CHAPTER 1 the Baltimore Town 1729-1815
    • 1.1 The Early Port/To Mt Vernon Place
    • 1.2. The Lords Baltimore and the "Maryland Design"
    • 1.3. The Carroll Family and the American Revolution
    • 1.4. Archbishop John Carroll and the Catholic Church
    • 1.5. Samuel Smith and the War of 1812
  • CHAPTER 2 Baltimore City 1815-1865
    • 1.1. The Mercantile City /To North Avenue (Boundary Road)
    • 2.2. Charles Willson Peale and the American Museum
    • 2.3. The Latrobe Family and the Building of Baltimore
    • 2.4. George Peabody and the Mercantile City
    • 2.5. Roger Taney and the Southern Interest
    • 2.6. John Pendleton Kennedy and the "Middle Temperment"
  • CHAPTER 3 The Civil War and Beyond 1865-1904
    • 3.1. The Commercial/Industrial City/To Northern Parkway
    • 3.2. John W. Garrett and the B&O Railroad
    • 3.3. Johns Hopkins and American Medicine
    • 3.4. The Johns Hopkins Hospital Faculty
    • 3.5. Henry Walters and the Walters Art Gallery
    • 3.6. Enoch Pratt and the American Library
  • CHAPTER 4 The Immigrant City 1904-1945
    • 4.1. The Industrial City /To the County Line
    • 4.2. James Cardinal Gibbons and the American Catholic Church
    • 4.3. H.L. Mencken and the Baltimore Sun
    • 4.4. The Cone Sisters and the Baltimore Museum of Art
    • 4.5. The Frick Family and Baltimore's Golden Age
  • CHAPTER 5 The Post-Industrial City. 1945-1975
    • 5.1. To Baltimore County
    • 5.2. The D'Alesandro Family and Baltimore Politics
    • 5.3. The Jackson Family and Civil Rights
    • 5.4. Thurgood Marshall and School Desegregation
    • 5.5. The Mitchell Family and Baltimore Politics
    • 5.6. Spiro Agnew and the Southern Strategy
    • 5.7. Marvin Mandel and Maryland Politics
    • 5.8. Barbara Mikulski and the New Democratic Coalition
  • CHAPTER 6 The Baltimore Renaissance 1975-
    • 6.1 A Regional City
    • 6.2. James Rouse and Harbor Place
    • 6.3. William Donald Schaefer and Charm City
    • 6.4. Kurt Schmoke and Baltimore Politics
    • 6.5. The Meyerhoff Family and Greater Baltimore
Baltimore: Persons and Places
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